The Living Product Challenge re-imagines the design and construction of products to function as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world. The creation of this program kicked off a groundbreaking new event that brought together leading minds in the product industry to inspire a revolution in the way materials are designed, manufactured and delivered: the Living Product Expo.
At the Living Product Expo 2017, we want participants to share and discover disruptive new ideas and technologies that are reshaping their materials landscape, accelerating the pace of innovation and making Living Products possible today. Join us, and together we will ensure healthy products for everyone.
Meet the LP17 Keynotes below!
Ken Cook, president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, is widely recognized as one of the environmental community’s most prominent and influential critics of industrial agriculture, U.S. food and farm policy and the nation’s broken approach to protecting families and children from toxic substances.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Natural Capitalism, co-authored by Hawken, was cited by President Bill Clinton as one of the five most important books in the world.
A thought leader in the emerging world of biodesign and biofabrication, Suzanne Lee is the Founder and Curator of Biofabricate.co, a global platform and summit growing community at the intersection of design, biology and technology for future consumer products.